.300 Weatherby Magnum

Overkill338

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Since I'm going to be moving from my Ruger .300 Win Mag, to a Weatherby in .300 Roy, I figured I'd ask about it. Is there any things it specifically does better than the Win Mag (aside from recoil force) ? Any quirks with reloading and shooting, that you have to get used to? I've never owned anything in a Bee caliber. But I'm definitely looking forward to it!

Thanks fellas
 

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Congrats first off , it reloads just like any other ,there are differences in brass makes &internal powder volumes , are you a reloader ? Experience yrs? Do you have brass for your new gal? I had a 300(bee) but in a Vangard not the mk5, reloaded for it and was well satisfied , your brass should be Annealed and it'll last a lot longer I can help you there if need be ,got factory info for Remington brass and IMR powder ,as well as Weatherby brass with same powders etc ,pm me if I can help ,ps it's deer hunting here till this comming Sunday nite ,so I'm out n about , thks Happy for you and seen your posts n pictures o_O
 

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I recently acquired a 300 bee myself, have not shot game with it yet. I have an ultra lightweight markv. Definitely want a scope with good eye relief. I have been shooting 180’s in factory ammo, have a ton so haven't had to reload yet. This is not a rifle that i burn through ammo with. It shoots 1/2 or better groups at 100 when i’m settled in. As pointed out by other members here when i asked, if you look around you can find factory ammo for 40 bucks a box with weatherby (norma) brass. Enjoy!
 

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Since I'm going to be moving from my Ruger .300 Win Mag, to a Weatherby in .300 Roy, I figured I'd ask about it. Is there any things it specifically does better than the Win Mag (aside from recoil force) ? Any quirks with reloading and shooting, that you have to get used to? I've never owned anything in a Bee caliber. But I'm definitely looking forward to it!

Thanks fellas
I am not a fun of proprietary cartridge (love the action though) but WBTY has a very strong following and it gives you ~10g more of H20 over the .300 WM to help propel the heavies. With excellent muzzle brakes available, you can mitigate the felt recoil/muzzle rise to a manageable level. Good luck!
 

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Stick with the long bullets for the best accuracy with the long wby freebore.
The 300 is great, especially since hornady started churning out brass. It’s cheap and lasts longer than any of the wby brand Norma brass I have. Annealing is necessary too.
I’ve used imr7977, but it gives a lot of case fill and I’m lacking case capacity. H1000 works well, but I’ve gone back to imr7828. It’s just a more consistent load. I use the 212eldx and 200eldx
When hammer bullets make it to Canada I’d like to try the 181hammer hunter
 

Overkill338

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Stick with the long bullets for the best accuracy with the long wby freebore.
The 300 is great, especially since hornady started churning out brass. It’s cheap and lasts longer than any of the wby brand Norma brass I have. Annealing is necessary too.
I’ve used imr7977, but it gives a lot of case fill and I’m lacking case capacity. H1000 works well, but I’ve gone back to imr7828. It’s just a more consistent load. I use the 212eldx and 200eldx
When hammer bullets make it to Canada I’d like to try the 181hammer hunter
Those Hammers are almost too pretty to shoot. I turned a .30 cal Hammer into a necklace.
 
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